(Typical Timeline: 2-5 Business Days, See Below)
Currently we can migrate the following types of blogs:
- WordPress Self-Hosted (2-4 business days*)
- Wordpess.com (4-5 business days*)
- Blogger / Blogspot (4-5 business days*)
- Squarespace (4-5 business days*)
- Tumblr (4-5 business days*)
If your blog type is not listed here, contact us and we can check and see if a migration would be possible.
Our Showit Support Pros happily handle the entire blog migration process for you. We handle each blog migration by hand in order to ensure the safety of your content.
IMPORTANT: Blog hosting (and migration) is included in the 2nd and 3rd pricing plans. Learn more here!
Things to Know:
- Migrations from Blogger/Blogspot, Squarespace or Tumblr may result in post URLs changing. You can adjust permalink structure but it may not fully match.
- Migrations from Wordpress.com, Blogger/Blogspot, Squarespace or Tumblr will only include the post content and images. Themes and plugins will not transfer.
- Migrations from a self-hosted Wordpress blog to an Advanced Showit Blog will include all posts, images, themes, and plugins.
If you are coming from Squarespace as your blog host you need to be made aware of a few things. To start the process we will need access to your Squarespace account so we can log in and request and export of your blog to be moved to Showit’s hosting. Because of the differences between Wordpress and Squarespace please allow an extra 1-2 business days for your blog migration to be completed, pushing the total time to 4-5 business days. In addition to your Squarespace log in information we will need your domain register information as well. To submit all this please head to showitaccount.com
If you are coming from wordpress.com as your blog host you need to be made aware of a few things. To start the process we will need access to your wordpress.com account so we can log in and request and export of your blog to be moved to Showit’s hosting. Here at Showit we installed a fully hosted Wordpress.org blog for you. This gives much more flexibility and customization than a your current wordpress.com blog.
To read a bit more on the differences check out this handy article - https://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
Because of the differences between Wordpress.com and Showit(wordpress.org) please allow an extra 1-2 business days for your blog migration to be completed, pushing the total time to 4-5 business days. In addition to your Wordpress.com log in information we will need your domain register information as well. To submit all this please head to showitaccount.com
BLOGGER, TUMBLR, and OTHER BLOG HOSTs
We do have the ability to migrate a majority of blogs and blog hosts. If you are not sure if we are able to migrate please contact us in support.
Showit Completes the Migration:
Our team will then carefully move all of your blog content over to Showit’s hosting and will configure your brand new Showit 5 site. Typical migration time is 2-3 business days. We will be in contact with you via email if any other questions come up during the migration. Once everything is complete, our team will contact you with all of the info you will need going forward!
Tier 2 Migrations
- Post content (text and images) will be migrated
- Plugins and Themes from your original blog will not migrate
- The Showit theme will automatically be activated
Cancelling Your Old Hosting
Once the migration is complete, login to your new Showit 5 blog and verify that all of your posts and content are loading correctly. Once you make sure everything looks good, you can safely cancel your old hosting (unless you are hosting other content that you would like to keep).
**IMPORTANT FOR BLUEHOST USERS CANCELLING HOSTING**
To avoid any potential website downtime, cancel your Bluehost hosting services directly through their support department. Simply reach out and let them know that you’d like to cancel your hosting account and you’d like your DNS @ Record to continue to point to where it is currently pointing (they will know what this all means!) This will ensure that your hosting account is cancelled without any downtime!
*Migration Typical Times: Migrations are completed during regular business hours Monday - Friday. The times are suggestions but may vary based upon how much content needs to be migrated from your blog. Extremely large blogs with thousands of images may take longer than the typical time.